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Relating to a registrar’s failure to cancel voter registrations
under applicable law.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 1113 would allow the the secretary of state to withhold certain funds from a voter registrar who fails to timely perform the registrar's duty to cancel the registration of ineligible voters. If the register rectifies the requirement within 30 days, the secretary of state would be required to distribute any withheld funds.
Texas Action supports SB 1113 on the principle of limited government. It is within the proper scope of limited government to maintain accurate voter rolls in order to ensure the integrity of elections by preventing votes from being cast by ineligible people, such as those who may still be registered to vote in a county they are no longer a resident of.